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  1. I had one of the early models, I believe they...

    I had one of the early models, I believe they have update the design in the 'II' model. Fit was a little funny, I always had to use a sheepskin and it was too wide for my TBs but fit my irish...
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    I guess my beef is more with the sport in general...

    I guess my beef is more with the sport in general and not any specific courses. Sooner or later, if I keep funding the USEA with my membership, the derby style XC will trickle into all events. It's...
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    looking at these courses just solidifies in my...

    looking at these courses just solidifies in my mind the reasons i have been drifting away from eventing the past few years. I have gone to AECs several times and watched it turn from Amateur mini...
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    Sounds like its still not quite as many as the...

    Sounds like its still not quite as many as the first year in Georgia, but Im sure its a huge increase from the Texas entries!
  5. Woodstock in MD has a dressage ring and a few...

    Woodstock in MD has a dressage ring and a few plain show jumps. And maybe Frying Pan Park?
  6. When I bought brand new custom from Stubben I...

    When I bought brand new custom from Stubben I went through an authorized fitter/dealer and there was no fitting fee, but I imagine the seller got something out of it because I did all of the...
  7. Did you say purple piping? I'm sold on it. As...

    Did you say purple piping? I'm sold on it. As soon as I have an extra 2200 around, I'm sending in my order. haha!
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    Sent you a PM. :)

    Sent you a PM. :)
  9. Have had great experiences with Equisure . Easy...

    Have had great experiences with Equisure . Easy to deal with and accommodating for claims.
  10. agree with Highflyer - I went to community...

    agree with Highflyer - I went to community college BEFORE my working student gig, which ultimately led to a position as an assistant which I have continued to build upon as far as moving on to...
  11. I picked up a leather girth from Thornhill that...

    I picked up a leather girth from Thornhill that seems exceptionally soft and squishy in comparison to most other leather girths. I'll have to see if I can find it online... I picked it up at the...
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    How did the new Excalibur ride? I have...

    How did the new Excalibur ride? I have showjumped in mine quite a bit but the extent of its xc riding so far has just been hopping logs! looks like it fits you nicely! and your horse looks lovely...
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    I competed my Awesome Again gelding through...

    I competed my Awesome Again gelding through preliminary and his new owner has taken him on to intermediate. He was always the perfect blend of safely quiet and reliable with enough go and spunk to...
  14. I just have the 3/4" Stubben leathers that match...

    I just have the 3/4" Stubben leathers that match the Excalibur and they seem fine to me!
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    Be prepared to teach! And know the ICP...

    Be prepared to teach! And know the ICP 'teaching' format and be able to do it all within 45 minutes. And KNOW your distances for SJ and XC. (and not necessarily textbook distances, know how to...
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    hooray!!! lets get together and go hacking :)

    hooray!!! lets get together and go hacking :)
  17. I was so worried when my excalibur arrived that...

    I was so worried when my excalibur arrived that it was the wrong fit for my horse. I'm like you - i want the monoflap for the close contact feel and didnt want to feel so much saddle between me and...
  18. I have a custom fit stubben dressage saddle and...

    I have a custom fit stubben dressage saddle and when my horse was sore in his back (NOT saddle related) my fitter said using a half pad that allowed the saddle to still sit evenly should not...
  19. Thread: VAHT

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    Have a horse in the novice - very excited as...

    Have a horse in the novice - very excited as havnt competed at VAHT in a few years now and its such a fun place to be for the weekend!!
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    If your entry is incomplete I dont think the...

    If your entry is incomplete I dont think the secretary even has to accept your entry. Be glad she's even put you on the wait list. And if other people are on the wait list that have paid their full...
  21. Yup, been over there a couple of times, love it...

    Yup, been over there a couple of times, love it for the BN/N horses!! Not a lot of gallopy room, but gives you some nice questions on different terrain, and some ditches/banks/water that all the...
  22. I have 2 in the Novice at Middleburg HT on...

    I have 2 in the Novice at Middleburg HT on Saturday, not sure if we'll be taking the Windchase trailer or my GN rig but PM me and I can let you know my competor numbers if you want to stop by and say...
  23. Shoot, I hope you dont have to be a citizen. I...

    Shoot, I hope you dont have to be a citizen. I would have been ineligible the 3 times I rode there! I've never seen anywhere in the qualifications that its only open to Americans... as YB said,...
  24. We have a great program here at Windchase that...

    We have a great program here at Windchase that would allow you to set up training and schooling rides on your horse. We have cross country courses here at the farm and a selection of different...
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    Like Divine Comedy, I am originally from out west...

    Like Divine Comedy, I am originally from out west and dont bat an eye at having to drive 10-12 hours for an event. And I'm certainly not opposed to making a big haul for a major event like the AECs....
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